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Re: document[id] and document.id to <element id="id"> matching

From: Michael A. Puls II <shadow2531@gmail.com>
Date: Mon, 06 Apr 2009 18:52:15 -0400
To: "Anne van Kesteren" <annevk@opera.com>, public-html@w3.org
Message-ID: <op.urzltdnc1ejg13@sandra-svwliu01>
On Mon, 06 Apr 2009 18:25:03 -0400, Anne van Kesteren <annevk@opera.com> wrote:

> On Tue, 07 Apr 2009 00:17:10 +0200, Michael A. Puls II  
> <shadow2531@gmail.com> wrote:
>> Is that what you mean?
> The order is not relevant, the amount of elements returned is.

O.K., so it's saying that with:

<iframe name="a">
<img name="a">

, there's only a single match and that single match is an iframe so return its global object

and with:

<img name="a">
<iframe name="a">

there are 2 matches so return a collection?

If so, then I see, but can you see how order did matter from a (how many matches are there) point of view?

(tested the results in browsers)

> If  
> document[name] matches a single element that happens to be an <iframe>  
> then you'd return the global object the <iframe> holds. Otherwise you  
> just return the HTMLCollection of the matched elements.

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